Training calendar

We offer training opportunities for all members of the multi-disciplinary team. Check out our current portfolio of courses, study days and ‘hands-on’ workshops.

Admin & Clerical Study Day Wednesday 13 March 2024- COURSE FULL

Administrative professionals are a fundamental part the NHS. Breast units throughout the UK could not function without them.

This 1 day course will enable you to:-

  • Develop your understanding of NHS Breast Services
  • Expand your knowledge on breast cancer and diagnosis
  • Familiarise yourself with population screening and risk factors

     The main topics include:

  • Overview of the multi specialities involved in breast cancer services
  • Breast anatomy and pathologies - Benign breast disease, breast cancer types, staging and risk factors 
  • Population screening - Risk versus benefits and the reasons why we screen particular demographics  
  • Breast screening - Understanding the different pathways, mammography and other imaging
  • Image interpretation and the importance of quality assurance (QA)
  • Ergonomics -The significance of self-care and tips to minimise repetitive strains
  • Communication -The responsibility of administrative staff 
  • Service user’s experience- A guest speaker will give a first hand account of using the breast service 

To conclude there will be an interactive session aiming to build a narrative around the NHS core values.

Fee: £85

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Breast Image Interpretation & Reporting (BIIR) Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 April 2024

This module provides the opportunity for radiographers who are qualified in mammography to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse and interpret mammographic images in the screening, new referral and post-operative follow-up situations in line with national guidelines, protocols and scope of practice.

Applicants should have completed the Post Graduate Award in Mammography/Breast Imaging Practice prior to applying to undertake this module. The module can be studied as a stand-alone module for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development, or as part of a recognised award within the Masters in Radiography Programme.

This is a collaborative partnership between Nottingham International Breast Education Centre and Birmingham City University. Students will require a mentor (usually a consultant radiologist) in their own institution. This is an important aspect of the module, enabling the student to develop their image interpretation technique with a strong emphasis on clinical relevance.

For application pack please email nibecadministrationoffice@nuh.nhs.uk

Application deadline 8 March 2024.

Xray Guided Interventional Breast Biopsy (XBIB) Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 April 2024

This is a collaborative partnership between Nottingham International Breast Education Centre (NIBEC) and Birmingham City University (BCU).

This module provides 20 credits at level 7 and forms part of the PGDip Radiography (Breast Interventional Techniques 120 Credits at Level 7) and provides an opportunity for radiographers in mammography to develop skills to perform breast interventional techniques under X-ray guidance.

By the end of the module, you will be able to independently perform X-ray guided interventional biopsy, justify and critically evaluate their uses within the wider diagnostic process and contribute effectively to the multi-disciplinary decision making process.

For an application pack please email  nibecadministrationoffice @nuh.nhs.uk

Application deadline 8 March 2024.

Mammography Associate Apprenticeship Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 May 2024

The Mammography Associate (MA) apprenticeship is typically a 12 month (minimum) Level 4 training programme.

Following successful completion, MA's will be qualified to work within the breast imaging workforce undertaking routine two-view mammography (xray images of breasts), as part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) in a hospital or mobile breast screening unit. They will also be able to undertake routine mammography on individuals with symptoms of breast disease.

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Virtual National Breast Pathology Update Course Wednesday 15 May 2024

This 1 day course hosted on Zoom will cover practical aspects of pathology diagnosis with topics including:

  • Low grade breast cancer
  • Diagnosis of spindle cell lesions
  • Phyllodes tumour guidelines
  • Handling and reporting of surgical margins for cancer
  • Assessment of margins – update on guidelines
  • Margins for ductal carcinoma in situ
  • Diagnosis of columnar cell lesions
  • Diagnosis and significance of microinvasive carcinoma
  • Vascular lesions after radiotherapy
  • Slide seminar

The course is organised by the National Co-ordinating Committee for Breast Screening Pathology and is suitable for Pathologists at Consultant and Specialist Registrar level. It has been submitted for CPD credits.

Speakers include:

  • Prof Ian Ellis (Nottingham)
  • Dr Soha El Sheikh (London)
  • Prof Louise Jones (London)
  • Dr Andrew Lee (Nottingham)
  • Dr Yasmeen Mir (Liverpool) 
  • Prof Sarah Pinder (London)
  • Dr Elena Provenzano (Cambridge)
  • Prof John Robertson (Derby)
  • Prof Abeer Shaaban (Birmingham)

Register for this course http://nuhbreastpathology.co.uk/2024-registration/

 

Breast Imaging Practice (BIP) Monday 3 - Wednesday 5 June 2024

This is a collaborative partnership between Nottingham International Breast Education Centre (NIBEC) and Birmingham City University (BCU).

THIS MODULE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applicants will be qualified radiographers who hold either DCR or BSc qualification in Diagnostic Radiography or Radiotherapy.   UK applicants should be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council as a diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer. Overseas will need to provide evidence of qualification in radiography.

This 40 credit module is for radiographers who are choosing to work within breast care services and specialise in breast imaging.  The module's underpinning intention is to enable you to develop the skills required to work in the complex area of breast care services.  Being successful in this module enables you to gain the College of Radiographers named award for mammography.

The Breast Imaging Practice (BIP) module has clinical and academic components and aims for you to develop a thorough knowledge of the breast imaging service, breast anatomy and pathology.  The module will support you to master the competence and skill of positioning for mammography with the knowledge of adapting techniques in more complex and challenging patients. 

You will attend a 3 day theory week followed by a further 2 days approximately 4 months later.  The course will deliver lectures and workshops.

As part of the module you will attend a practical training week, the date of which will be arranged when your application has been accepted.  You will receive one to one training from an assigned trainer.  This is an intensive clinical training course where practical skills and practice learning which will be supported through observation and hands on experience.  This will take place in Nottingham.

For this module your ability and knowledge will be evaluated by:-

  • A 2500 word written assignment
  • A defended clinical portfolio which includes:-
    • A requirement to complete a minimum of 250 mammograms before you can take a final appraisal of your last 50 images. This is so that you will have had enough exposure to mammograms to learn the different techniques required to meet the challenges of the different body shapes and sizes of women attending for mammography
    • Series of clinical activities
    • 15 minute presentation

For further information and application pack please email nibecadministrationoffice@nuh.nhs.uk

 

Radiologists Specialist Course Thursday 6 & Friday 7 June 2024

This 2 day course is aimed at registrars intending to take up posts as breast radiologists and recently appointed consultants. 

It is specifically designed to supplement level 2 breast training and consolidate the knowledge acquired during breast radiology attachments.

Recent technologies including tomosynthesis and CESM will be discussed and interesting examples shown. Previous participants have found the mock/interactive MDT particular­ly helpful as preparation for a consultant post.

Fee: NHS £550; Private & Overseas £695

Guest speaker: tbc

Programme to follow

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Mammographers Refresher Course Monday 1 July 2024

PRE-COURSE WORK IS REQUIRED

This 1 day course is aimed at practicing mammographers and will provide a platform for reviewing, reflecting and sharing mammography practice.

By engaging with this package, you will:

· Review and receive feedback on your current practice

· Share practice with peers

· Discuss new and emerging technology and  practices within mammography

· Reflect on your practice

· Discuss issues in mammography relating to mental and physical wellbeing

Endorsed by the College of Radiographers CPD Now

Fee: £150

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Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) Monday 30 September - Wednesday 2 October 2024

This 20-credit module is a standalone module that will sit within the Flexible and Work Based Learning (FWBL) Framework. The framework supports your personal and professional development by providing you with a diverse range of learning opportunities.

This module provides the skills required to perform clinical breast examination within a clinical setting. As well as developing your clinical skills, you will be able to understand the importance of taking a comprehensive clinical history and understand the communication needs of your patients.

This module facilitates an important role development in this area of clinical practice. To give time to develop the skills required in the clinical environment the duration of the course is one academic year. Students undertaking this module will require access to patients and a suitable workplace mentor. It will be delivered through a blended learning approach with face-to-face lectures, simulation, on-line learning resources and guided workplace experience.

Indicative content

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the breast
  • Clinical examination of both the male and female breast
  • Communication skills to meet the requirements of the patient
  • Critical reflection
  • Clinical reasoning and effective decision-making
  • How to synthesise information to produce a comprehensive report
  • Self-evaluation and audit of practice
  • The triple assessment approach to breast diagnosis
  • National and local guidelines
  • Multidisciplinary team working

For further information and fees please email  nibecadministrationoffice@nuh.nhs.uk

Breast Ultrasound (BU) Monday 30 September - Wednesday 2 October 2024

This 40-credit module is a standalone module that will sit within the Flexible and Work Based Learning (FWBL) Framework. The framework supports your personal and professional development by providing you with a diverse range of learning opportunities.

This module provides the skills required to perform breast ultrasound examinations within a clinical breast environment.  As well as developing your clinical skills, you will be able to understand the importance of taking a comprehensive clinical history and understand the communication needs of your patients. This module facilitates an important role development in this area of clinical practice.

In order to give time to develop the skills required in the clinical environment the duration of the course is one academic year.  Students undertaking this module will require access to patients and a suitable workplace mentor.

The module will be delivered through a blended learning approach with face-to-face lectures, simulation, on-line learning resources and guided workplace experience.

Indicative content

  • Ultrasound appearance of normal anatomy, physiological change, and artefacts of the breast
  • Practical elements of breast ultrasound examination
  • Underpinning technical knowledge on ultrasound physics and technology
  • Communication skills to meet the requirements of the patient
  • Critical reflection
  • Clinical reasoning and effective decision-making
  • How to synthesise information to produce a comprehensive report
  • Self-evaluation and audit of practice
  • The triple assessment approach to breast diagnosis
  • National and local guidelines
  • Multidisciplinary team working

For further information and fees please email  nibecadministrationoffice@nuh.nhs.uk

Cancellation Policy

Please view our cancellation policy

Cancellations by delegates

To cancel a place on study days and courses, notice of cancellation must be given by email to nibecenquiries@nuh.nhs.uk

  • If you cancel at least 30 days prior to the start of the course you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee
  • If you cancel between 30 and 21 days prior to the start of the course you will receive a 50% refund
  • If you cancel less than 21 days before the event you will not be entitled to a refund

No refund will be made for non-attendance on the course.

We will accept name changes for attendees. Please email nibecenquiries@nuh.nhs.uk up to 7 days prior to the event.

Cancellations by NIBEC and changes to course content

NIBEC events and courses are constantly updated and while we endeavour to deliver the courses as advertised there may inevitably be occasions where we have to change content without prior notice or, in exceptional circumstances, to cancel an event.

In the case of a course cancellation delegates will be offered a full refund. We will also consider any reasonable request to cover non-refundable travel arrangements if a course is cancelled within 14 days of the start day. NIBEC will not compensate for time spent travelling or away from the place of work.*

*Occasionally circumstances will arise which result in the need to cancel, reschedule or postpone an event, due to an unforeseen occurrence or act of God. When this is the case NIBEC shall assume no liability.